Author: Shabbu

Chicken, Kerala Dishes, Non Veg

Kethel’s Fried Chicken / Kethel’s Chicken Fry

Ingredients: 500 gm chicken, cut into small pieces12-15 whole dried kashmiri chillies3 garlic cloves1/4 inch ginger1 tsp fennel seeds1 tbsp lemon juice2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder1/4 tsp turmeric powder2 sprig curry leaves1 tsp rice floursalt to tastecoconut oil, for frying Preparation: Grind together the whole dried kashmiri chillies, garlic, ginger, fennel seeds and lemon juice […]

Chicken, Kerala Dishes, Non Veg

Mushroom Chicken Ularthiyathu

Ingredients: 250 gm chicken, cut into small pieces250 gm mushroom, cut into pieces1/2 tsp pepper powder1/4 tsp chilli powder1/4 tsp turmeric powder12-15 shallots, thinly sliced1 tbsp ginger, thinly sliced1 tbsp garlic, chopped2 green chillies, sliced2 sprig curry leaves1/4-1/2 tsp crushed peppersalt to taste2 tbsp coconut oil Ingredients: Clean the chicken pieces and cook it with […]

Kerala Dishes, Thoran / Stir Fry- Veg, Veg - Stir Fry / Dry Curries, Vegetarian

Snow Peas – Cabbage Thoran

Ingredients: 1/4 kg cabbage, chopped100 gm snow peas, chopped4 green chillies, chopped1/2 cup grated coconut1/4 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp mustard seeds1/2 tsp cumin seeds1/2 tsp urad dal2-3 dry red chillies1 sprig curry leavessalt to taste2 tbsp oil Preparation: Chop cabbage and snow peas into small pieces. Crush together grated coconut, green chillies, turmeric powder and […]

Drinks, Kerala Dishes, Summer Specials

Cucumber Sambaram

Ingredients: 1 cucumber / kakkirikka, peeled and chopped1-2 green chilliessmall piece ginger, chopped1 sprig curry leaves1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped1 cup thick yogurt / curd2 cups of watersalt to taste Preparation: In a blender, add chopped cucumber, green chillies, ginger, few curry leaves, chopped coriander leaves and salt and blend well. Add ice cubes, yogurt […]

Kerala Dishes, Pachadi, Sadhya Recipes, Veg - Curries & Gravies, Vegetarian

Beetroot – Vendakka (Okra) Pachadi

Ingredients: 1 beetroot3-4 okra / vendakka2-3 green chillies, choppedsmall piece ginger1 cup grated coconut1/2 cumin seeds1/4 tsp + 1/2 tsp mustard seeds1 cup yogurt2 dry red chillies1 sprig curry leavessalt to tastecoconut oil, as required Preparation: Cut okra into thin round pieces and fry in little oil till light brown and keep it aside. Peel […]

Kerala Dishes, Sadhya Recipes, Veg - Dry Side Dish, Veg - Stir Fry / Dry Curries, Vegetarian

White Aviyal

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups vegetables, chopped lengthwise  ( I used raw plantains, carrots, drumsticks, beans, long beans, ash gourd and yam)5 green chillies3/4 cup grated coconut1/2 tsp cumin seeds1/2 cup sour yogurt, beaten2 sprig curry leaves2 tbsp coconut oilsalt to taste Preparation: Cut the vegetables into 2 inch long pieces ( about 2 1/2 cups […]

Kerala Dishes, Pickles, Salads/ Condiments

Kondattam Mulaku Achar / Thairu Mulaku (Curd Chilly) Pickle

Ingredients: 100 gm kondattam mulaku / thairu mulaku / curd chillies6-7 garlic cloves, finely chopped1 small piece ginger, chopped2 green chillies, chopped2 sprigs curry leaves2 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder1/4 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp fenugreek powder1/4 tsp asafoetida1-2 tbsp vinegar 1 tsp mustard seedssalt, as required2 tbsp coconut oil Preparation: Heat coconut oil in a pan […]

Kerala Dishes, Snacks, Sweet Snacks

Easy Unniyappam

Ingredients: 1 cup semolina2 ripe small bananas 3-4 cardamoms1 cup plain flour1 cup jaggery syrup (melt jaggery adding little water)a pinch of salt3 tbsp coconut bits, or as required1 tsp black sesame seeds1 tbsp gheeoil for frying Preparation: In a blender, add semolina, small bananas and cardamoms and blend well using 1 cup of water. […]

Kerala Dishes, Nadan Curries - Veg, Sadhya Recipes, Veg - Curries & Gravies, Vegetarian

Kumbalanga – Mathanga and Vellapayar Olan

Ingredients: 1 cup kumbalanga / ashgourd, peeled and cubed1 cup mathanga / pumpkin, peeled and cubed1/2 cup black eyed beans/ vellapayar ( 1 cup cooked)2-3 green chillies, slit3/4-1 cup semi thick coconut milk (second extract)1/2 cup thick coconut milk1-2 sprig curry leavessalt to taste2 tsp coconut oil Preparation: Soak the black eyed beans overnight and […]